North Dakota Winter Show will hold its 84th annual event

The North Dakota Winter Show has a rich history, taking place each year since 1937.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Winter Show is gearing up to host its 84th annual agriculture show.

The show itself has a rich history, overcoming many challenges and obstacles over its eight decades of existence. However, the show has been held every year since its birth in 1937, despite those trials and tribulations.

Klein believes there is something for everyone to enjoy at The North Dakota Winter Show. (Contributed photo)

“The North Dakota Winter Show is very tough and very resilient. The show always goes on,” said Tesa Klein, North Dakota Winter Show manager.

This year, the North Dakota Winter Show’s theme is "Home grown fun in 2021." Klein explained that many exhibitors are excited to attend, and the show’s registration numbers reflect that.


“The vendors, the cattle people, the rodeo people, everybody is excited. The food vendors are also excited because they have not had a place to go,” Klein said.

The North Dakota Winter Show has a little bit of something for everybody. A cattle show, rodeo, tractor pulls, truck pulls and even horse pulls are all on the show’s agenda. However, you do not have to be an agriculture enthusiast to enjoy the event, which will host commercial vendors, crafters and antique vendors and food vendors as well.

“It is very inexpensive and reasonable, and it's a good time. There is shopping, there is food, there is free entertainment, you can walk the barns, go see the cattle and horses,” Klein said.

The North Dakota Winter Show holds a rodeo as an event. (Contributed photo)

Another aspect of the show that many enjoy are the free ag speakers throughout the show.

“This year we are super excited to have Miss Rodeo America, Jordan Tierney, from Oral, S.D., to come,” Klein said.

Tierney will be a featured speaker, covering the topic “standing firm in agriculture truths.”

The North Dakota Winter Show will be held March 10-14 in Valley City, N.D. For more information about the show, please visit: .


Emily grew up on a small grains and goat farm in southern Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University, she moved to Fargo, North Dakota to pursue a career in ag journalism with Agweek. She enjoys reporting on livestock and local agricultural businesses.
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